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  • In New Dr. Seuss Book, Cat In The Hat Gives Kids Puberty Blockers While Their Mother Isn’t Home

    03/08/2021 8:51:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 5, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    NEW YORK, NY—Things have changed quite a bit in the world of Dr. Seuss, as six of his works have been pulled from publication, banned from sale on eBay, and eliminated from people’s minds using lobotomies to help fight the threat of racism. To get with the times, though, a new Dr. Seuss book has been released, called The Cat in the Hat (He/Him). “In this new book, using reworked art from Dr. Seuss,” said a letter from Dr. Seuss’s estate, “the Cat in the Hat once again finds the two children home alone and bored. This time he diagnoses...
  • EBay Scraps Dr. Seuss—But Proudly Markets Che Guevara

    03/06/2021 4:33:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | March 6, 2021 | Humberto Fontova,
    “EBay scraps ‘canceled’ Dr. Seuss books from site—eBay is barring users from reselling the six Dr. Seuss books that will no longer be printed due to their “racist” imagery…eBay is currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items,” an eBay spokeswoman told the WSJ,” the New York Post reported this week.The Dr. Seuss books violate eBay’s "offensive material policy," you see. "Listings that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or discrimination aren't allowed," eBay’s automated email explains.Now feast your eyes on these eBay products, a total of 5400 items promoting Che Guevara, whose lifelong obsession was the destruction of the nation...
  • EBay Won't Let You Sell Canceled Dr. Seuss Books, But Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Is Okay

    03/05/2021 7:45:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/05/2021 | Matt Margolis
    While sales of most Dr. Seuss books have gone through the roof, if you want a copy of one of the six Suess books that have, after all these years, been deemed racist, you won’t be able to buy them cheap. While you can still get a “collectible” edition of the recently canceled Dr. Seuss book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, you’ll have to shell out at least $300 for it through a third-party vendor on Amazon.But if you happen to have copies of any of the six Seuss books that have been given the...
  • eBay removing all listings of six canceled Dr. Seuss books

    03/04/2021 11:37:46 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 4, 2021 | Haley Victory Smith
    Online retailer eBay is removing several Dr. Seuss books from its website that are no longer being published. A spokeswoman for the website told the Washington Examiner on Thursday that it would no longer be allowing sellers to list six books that have been deemed by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that preserves Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel's legacy, as containing racially insensitive imagery. "At eBay, we have a strict policy against hate and discrimination to ensure our platform remains a safe, trusted and inclusive environment for our global community of buyers and sellers," eBay Corporate Communications Specialist Parmita Choudhury said....
  • Soon-to-disappear Dr. Seuss books are now selling for as high as $20K on eBay

    03/02/2021 6:26:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 03/02/2021 | Mica Soellner
    In light of newfound censorship of the children's author, some are flocking to eBay, and many purchasers are willing to dole out thousands of dollars to get their hands on what may be the last copies of some of Dr. Seuss's famous books. Following the announcement that Dr. Seuss Enterprises would stop publishing six of his titles due to claims of racist imagery, owners of the books are scoring potentially big sales on online retailers such as eBay and Amazon. One of the books, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, is going for $20,000 on the...
  • Ebay blocks seller from providing pdf manual from potential buyer

    01/20/2021 7:08:08 AM PST · by George from New England · 55 replies
    I've been an ebay'er since 1998. Never have I encountered so much censoring and blockage from ebay as there is now. I ask the seller for an install manual, iow in pdf form. Ebay blocks my message. Seller wants my email address, ebay blocks. Seller wants to post it in the listing, ebay blocks. There is no way that I can see to learn more about this product and its application for me. So I cannot buy. Any freeper have a suggestion ?
  • Microsoft created a portable data center the size of a shipping container connected by SpaceX satellites that can be placed anywhere — take a look

    10/22/2020 4:14:42 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/20 | Business Insider
    Microsoft Azure just announced a new design for modular, portable data centers. Azure is the company's cloud computing service, used by big names including Boeing, eBay, and Samsung. The Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to work just about anywhere, including nontraditional areas where cloud computing previously wouldn't have been possible. Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored
  • Two Former Ebay Employees Plead Guilty To Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple

    10/09/2020 8:20:50 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | October 8, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts
      BOSTON – Two former employees of eBay, Inc. pleaded guilty today to their roles in a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company.            Stephanie Popp, 32, of San Jose, Calif., eBay’s former Senior Manager of Global Intelligence, and Veronica Zea, 26, of San Jose, Calif., a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in eBay’s Global Intelligence Center (GIC), pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Feb. 25,...
  • 2 former eBay employees who sent live spiders, other disturbing deliveries to couple plead guilty in cyberstalking scheme

    10/09/2020 7:59:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/09/2020
    Two former eBay Inc. employees pleaded guilty Thursday to their roles in a campaign to terrorize a publisher and editor of an online newsletter critical of the company with a scheme that included live spiders and other disturbing deliveries sent to their home. Stephanie Popp, former senior manager of global intelligence; and Veronica Zea, a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in eBay’s Global Intelligence Center, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. They are scheduled to be sentenced in February. They are among seven former eBay employees charged in the...
  • Wow! GOP 'Never Trumpers' Are Paid by a 'Radical' Leftist Billionaire

    07/15/2020 8:37:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/15/2020 | Victoria Taft
    They sound like Leftists. They act like Leftists. And now we learn that the Never-Trumper group called “The Lincoln Project” is funded by a Leftist billionaire, according to a new book on the subject. And a collective “Oh, it all makes sense to me now!” just spread over the land. The project features, among others, GOP political strategists Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, the Washington Post’s “conservative” columnist Jennifer Rubin, former “Weekly Standard” editor Bill Kristol, and disgruntled attorney, George “Mr. Kellyanne” Conway, who spends nearly all of his time trying to ruin his wife’s White House career. Judging by their...
  • Six Former eBay Employees Charged with Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple

    07/06/2020 8:17:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies ^ | June 15, 2020 | DOJ
    BOSTON – Six former employees of eBay, Inc. have been charged with leading a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company. The alleged harassment included sending the couple anonymous, threatening messages, disturbing deliveries – including a box of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a bloody pig mask – and conducting covert surveillance of the victims. James Baugh, 45, of San Jose, Calif., eBay’s former Senior Director of Safety & Security, was arrested today and charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with...
  • Ebay bans Black Americana collectibles

    06/18/2020 12:46:21 PM PDT · by BansheeBill · 68 replies
    Ebay announcement board ^ | 6/18/2020 | Ebay Community Team
    We are continuing to evolve our Offensive Materials Policy to specify that certain items are prohibited. This includes items in the Black Americana category that portray negativity or stereotypes based on race or ethnicity, such as items that use caricatures or demeaning portrayals which may be seen on dolls, figurines, housewares, historical advertisements. We have begun to remove these items. Sellers who have listings for items that are no longer allowed on eBay will be notified through My Messages. Please review our updated policy for additional details. As always, thank you for selling on eBay.
  • Former eBay employees sent bugs, bloody mask to couple in 'aggressive cyberstalking campaign,' feds say

    06/15/2020 7:23:23 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 18 replies
    WCVB ^ | 06/15/2020 | Staff writer
    To be clear, based on the complaint unsealed today, eBay executives were not just unhappy about the victims' coverage, they were enraged. One of those executives texted that he wanted to, ‘crush this lady,’” he said. (Snip) Several of the defendants allegedly drove to the victims’ home several times, with Harville and Baugh intending at one point to break into the victims’ garage and install a GPS tracking device on their car, officials said. Federal investigators said the defendants also tried to lie to police about eBay's involvement and pretended to offer the company's assistance with the alleged harassment
  • Ex-eBay Workers Sent Critics Live Roaches and a Mask of a Bloody Pig Face, U.S. Says

    06/15/2020 6:32:46 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 33 replies
    The NY Times ^ | Natasha Singer
    BOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Six eBay employees mounted a cyberstalking campaign — including sending boxes of live cockroaches and a Halloween mask of a bloody pig’s face — against a couple who ran an online e-commerce newsletter, according to charges filed by federal prosecutors on Monday. Unhappy with the newsletter’s coverage of eBay, the employees, none of whom now work at the company, barraged the couple with threatening emails and sent disturbing deliveries, including a funeral wreath and a book on how to survive the death of a spouse, said Andrew E. Lelling, the United States attorney for Massachusetts, in a...
  • 6 eBay Executives And Employees Charged With Sending Threats, Bloody Pig Mask To Natick Couple

    06/15/2020 9:04:43 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 41 replies
    Hi BOSTON (CBS) – Six former eBay executives and employees are facing federal charges after they allegedly led a cyberstalking campaign against a Natick couple they believed was critical of the company in an online ecommerce newsletter. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said the eBay employees’ harassment included sending the couple “disturbing deliveries” that included a bloody pig mask, a box of live cockroaches, and a funeral wreath. The employees also allegedly sent anonymous threatening messages and traveled to Massachusetts to conduct “covert surveillance” of the victims. “It was a determined, systematic effort of senior employees of a major company to...
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • eBay bans face mask and hand sanitizer listings to halt coronavirus price gouging

    03/06/2020 12:05:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    the verge ^ | 3/6/20 | Nick start
    eBay is escalating its fight against online price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak with a new outright ban on all sales of face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. The new policy, outlined in a notice to sellers posted Friday, applies both to new listings and existing ones. eBay says it is in the process of removing current listings for these items as well as listings that mention the coronavirus, COVID-19 (the illness it causes), and other popular variations of the phrases like 2019nCoV.Since the coronavirus outbreak began spreading worldwide in late January, prices for health items that could help...
  • Trash to Cash: Your Amazon Purchase Could Come From the Garbage

    12/31/2019 4:29:32 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 41 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/17/2019 | wsj
    Some Amazon third-party sellers sell second-hand products as new on the site—some even claim to sell products they found while digging through garbage dumpsters. The Wall Street Journal set out to test their claims by setting up an Amazon storefront and gathering some trash.
  • Vince Young’s trophies, Rose Bowl helmet on eBay after storage unit auction, seller says

    12/23/2019 10:56:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Austin American-Stateman ^ | 12/21/2019 | Katie Hall
    Several trophies and other sports memorabilia belonging to former University of Texas star Vince Young are now on eBay. An anonymous seller says they bought the contents of two storage units that previously belonged to Young at a semi-blind auction in Houston. “We’ve acquired 2 storage units formally [sic] belonging to the award winning, record breaking, newly inducted into the college football hall of fame, Football Star Vince Young,” the seller says in a post selling Young’s 2006 Rose Bowl trophy for offensive MVP. The “buy it now” price: $50,000. Young could not be immediately reached for comment. The seller’s...
  • Dad accidentally orders $130 inflatable Santa Claus decoration and it's as tall as his house

    12/20/2019 8:39:20 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2019 | Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline
    A father has left his neighbors 'laughing their heads off' after accidentally ordering a 25-foot inflatable Santa. Matty James, 32, believed he had purchased a eight foot blow-up Father Christmas from eBay - only for the festive whopper to turn out to be 25 feet instead. The nightclub owner, from Southport, Merseyside, spent $130 on the inflatable decoration in the hope of sprucing out the outside of his home for the festive season, but was left open-mouthed when the flaccid St Nick was blown up earlier this month.